For jewellery to be called antique. It normally needs to be 100 years or older. This timeline starts with the Edwardian period 1901 – 1910. All the way back to the Elizabethan period 1558 – 1603 and before. Antique jewellery is often divided into two broad groups, fine and costume jewellery. The former was made using precious metals, gold , silver or platinum. And contained diamonds or gemstones, such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires. These items of fine jewellery are worth a lot more than the metal. Or precious stones which they contain. Due to their elegant designs and rarity. The other group is antique costume jewellery. Which was first produced in the 1700s. This type of jewellery was often made from glass or paste instead of gems. And man-made resin instead of amber. Brass or other base metals were also used instead of silver or gold. Although costume jewellery is not as valuable as fine jewellery. It is still considered highly collectible.
Selling Antique Jewellery.
Here at we-buy-jewellery. We make selling your jewellery as simple as possible. While at the same time assuring you of a professional service. We pride ourselves on our customer service. Unlike the vast majority of antique dealers. We sell our jewellery internationally. So we are always in a position to offer the highest prices. We are specialist buyers of antique jewellery. And our team of experienced valuers are available to provide you with a free estimate. Or to answer any questions, which you may have. We purchase a wide range of antique jewellery. Our photo gallery will give you an idea of what we have bought recently. We also offer a free collection service in the UK and Ireland. If you have a large or valuable collection. We can arrange to have it valued at your home. Or a convenient place of your choosing. So please feel free to contact us today. We respond to all emails within one working day.